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Fri May 24, 2019, 06:44 AM

DEFCON 1 for Donald Trump

He has finally blown his stack. He has lost it.

He has now appointed his self-picked lawyer, Mr William Barr, to be in charge of the "Investigation against the Investigators". He has given Barr the unprecedented power to de-classify intelligence from all the intelligence agencies involved in the Mueller investigation.

So the war against his political enemies has begun. He is accusing his political enemies of "treason" and seems to relish the idea of executing them.

Some wondered what would happen when the investigation crossed his "red line"? What would happen when they started to get close to his tax returns and his financial information? What would happen when a couple of judges ruled that he didn't have a leg to stand on?

He seeks to reverse the blame.

Perhaps it was the words of Speaker Nancy Pelosi that drove him over the edge? She has a way of pointing out that the emperor has no clothes. The truth scares the beJesus out of Donald Trump.

Our country is entering a new phase of threats from the White House. Pelosi mentioned that Trump's family and staff might want to stage an intervention for him? That might not be such a bad idea?

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Reply DEFCON 1 for Donald Trump (Original post)
kentuck May 24 OP
Dennis Donovan May 24 #1
watoos May 24 #2
liberalgunwilltravel May 24 #7
watoos May 24 #9
liberalgunwilltravel May 24 #11
paleotn May 24 #29
pangaia May 24 #38
SergeStorms May 24 #43
Scarsdale May 24 #3
Mr.Bill May 24 #37
Post removed May 24 #4
enough May 24 #5
Xipe Totec May 24 #6
pdsimdars May 24 #8
watoos May 24 #10
AllyCat May 24 #44
ashling May 24 #12
erronis May 24 #14
masmdu May 24 #26
lordsummerisle May 24 #41
Submariner May 24 #13
watoos May 24 #15
NewJeffCT May 24 #21
Laura PourMeADrink May 24 #16
kentuck May 24 #17
Laura PourMeADrink May 24 #24
Aussie105 May 24 #19
Laura PourMeADrink May 24 #22
watoos May 24 #28
Laura PourMeADrink May 24 #34
TommyCelt May 24 #18
Aussie105 May 24 #20
magicarpet May 24 #25
paleotn May 24 #30
SayItLoud May 24 #23
kentuck May 24 #27
paleotn May 24 #31
Hugin May 24 #32
BSdetect May 24 #33
Grasswire2 May 24 #35
yodermon May 24 #36
Dem2theMax May 24 #39
saidsimplesimon May 24 #40
Skraxx May 24 #42
joe_stampingbull May 25 #45

Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 06:49 AM

1. To hear the Speaker's and Majority Leader's descriptions of the WH meeting...

...is chilling. I think he might be capable of anything at this point.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 06:54 AM

2. He is sending a message to our intelligence agencies,

give the answers we want or there will be hell to pay, we will come after you.

Barr is a bigger liar than Trump, maybe he already has the results of his investigation written up before the investigation begins?

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Response to watoos (Reply #2)

Fri May 24, 2019, 07:30 AM

7. Return to sender

I suspect that the Intelligence Community will have a louder and clearer message for both Trump and Barr if they continue to push. I suspect they are tired of being used by unfit Republican Administrations. Barr better watch out on whose toes he steps on because some are likely to be on the foot that is going to come back and kick him in the ass. And when Barr goes down, so will Trump.

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Response to liberalgunwilltravel (Reply #7)

Fri May 24, 2019, 07:39 AM

9. Not so sure about that,

Trump already sent a warning to FBI Director Wray and I have heard crickets from Wray. If Wray takes on Trump he is gone and Trump will appoint another one of his cronies and his Republican enablers will accommodate him.

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Response to watoos (Reply #9)

Fri May 24, 2019, 07:44 AM

11. Patience Grasshopper

The best thing for the IC to do as it sets about to destroy a corrupt administration is to move quietly. I wouldn't expect Wray or anyone else in the IC to make a lot of noise until they are good and ready.

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Response to watoos (Reply #9)

Fri May 24, 2019, 09:52 AM

29. I wouldn't worry too much about that....

The thing about intelligence agencies, they know far more than many of us feel comfortable with. They've been lambasted for years in liberal circles with Patriot Act abuses, that whole Snowden slog, etc. Now they may be one of, if not the critical piece that saves the republic. For anyone with a closet bursting with skeletons, they're the last group to start a fight with. But, this crew isn't known for it's strategic thinking...or thinking at all. That kabuki in the rose garden this week was some of the stupidest shit I've seen in a generation.

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Response to watoos (Reply #9)

Fri May 24, 2019, 08:56 PM

38. This is how it always happens. Authoritarian X appoints his cronies to top and mid-level

positions.. And thus he becomes a dictator.

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Response to watoos (Reply #2)

Fri May 24, 2019, 11:30 PM

43. I'm hoping....

that the intelligence agencies will refuse to cooperate. This would force a legal battle that would probably go straight to the Supreme Court. I'd love to see if Chief Justice Roberts would side with the Constitution, or the orange haired maniac in chief.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 07:03 AM

3. The entire tRump family does not

need to be involved. Just his daughter/wife. If she rejects him, he will be crushed. The "boys" are just collateral damage. They are all going to the UK with daddy. The US royal family will meet the British royal family. How quaint. I wonder if Jr. girlfriend will go, too? Since she now has a (taxpayer funded) position in the administration, then she will be there.

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #3)

Fri May 24, 2019, 07:30 PM

37. His whole family is nuts

and Melania works for Putin.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 07:18 AM

5. The times when we have thought this before are uncountable. NT

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 07:26 AM

6. More precisely, he's at DEFECON-1

Defecating in his pants.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 07:32 AM

8. I wonder if they'll start the impeachment inquiry after the first journalist is executed for treason

 

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Response to pdsimdars (Reply #8)

Fri May 24, 2019, 07:42 AM

10. The loudest voice

who is calling for impeachment is a libertarian/Republican, Justin Amash. Does that answer your question?

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Response to watoos (Reply #10)

Fri May 24, 2019, 11:50 PM

44. Amash?? Really???

Wow!

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 07:46 AM

12. He is the very model

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of a modern stable geneeus;
though, truth be told,
He mostly acts just like a weenieus;
But thanks to a sycophantic staff
Who stroke his ego and kiss his ---;
He thinks he is the model of a modern stable geeneeus.

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Response to ashling (Reply #12)

Fri May 24, 2019, 08:05 AM

14. Darn you. Now I have that G&S tune rolling around in my head.

But a clever quip, nonetheless.

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Response to erronis (Reply #14)

Fri May 24, 2019, 09:18 AM

26. Then perhaps you'll enjoy this...

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Response to masmdu (Reply #26)

Fri May 24, 2019, 09:43 PM

41. Hilarious, thanks for posting this! n/t

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 08:02 AM

13. I was hoping Mueller the Marine would be our Smedley Butler....not to be

Now all I can hope is that a high ranking Mattis-type is within derringer range if the moron goes for the football, or a major cholesterol cardiac lockup.

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Response to Submariner (Reply #13)

Fri May 24, 2019, 08:17 AM

15. We haven't seen the Mueller report yet,

all we have seen is what Barr allowed us to see. I am ok with Mueller testifying behind closed doors as long as he is not restricted and as long as we all get to see the transcript.

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Response to watoos (Reply #15)

Fri May 24, 2019, 08:48 AM

21. Mueller testifying in public would be a huge event

He's very credible, smart and sober. The complete opposite of Donny Dollhands.

Most people won't bother to read the transcript if it is released.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 08:24 AM

16. Yet I believe what others have started to say...theres

An illogical disconnect between saying the guy's insane and committed criminal acts yet impeachment not imminent.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #16)

Fri May 24, 2019, 08:29 AM

17. But if the majority believe he is insane and has committed criminal acts....

Then why are the Republicans united against impeachment??

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Response to kentuck (Reply #17)

Fri May 24, 2019, 09:06 AM

24. Guess their jobs? Plus GOP always sticks together

Don't they? Jeez not sure if I even remember them arguing or divided on anything, can you? They really are pretty simple. Three aims...keep power, make $$ for other rich people and be for anything deplorables want.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #16)

Fri May 24, 2019, 08:34 AM

19. Patience!

This is the first time the US system has had to deal with an obviously insane President.

The process to dethrone him needs to be thought out carefully, planned carefully, and be 100% guaranteed of success.

We have spent more than 2 years listing the reasons why he is unfit for office. The time has now come to plan what to do about it. It's new territory for the US structures of justice and politics.

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Response to Aussie105 (Reply #19)

Fri May 24, 2019, 09:02 AM

22. I would totally agree IF a definitive statement had been

made up front the moment the report came out which adds credence. It equates cause and effect when everyone was watching. It takes partisanship out of it. Bad sadly that didn't happen and each day we separate from cause it gives people (non-political types) appearance of 1) nothing was urgently bad enough to act immediately and 2) they just hate him.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #22)

Fri May 24, 2019, 09:50 AM

28. Oh for sure, the Trump/Barr narrative

has already been set in motion. The Mueller report vindicated Trump, the FBI and Democrats (Hillary) carried on a witch hunt against Trump. Barr is a bigger liar than Trump, he is going to come up with a cock and bull story where the FBI and Democrats (Hillary) colluded against Trump. Trump wants to put Hillary on the 2020 ballot.

The thing is we have the facts that Trump is an unindicted co-conspirator in a felony, 900 judges, prosecutors, determined that Trump committed the crime of obstruction of justice. Is that not enough to begin an impeachment inquiry?

I still say that this in the back of Speaker Pelosi's mind. She was Speaker in 2010 when Republicans flipped a net 64 House seats. I am in no way blaming her for that tremendous defeat, but she must be thinking that she doesn't want a repeat of 2010.

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Response to watoos (Reply #28)

Fri May 24, 2019, 11:10 AM

34. Re your last paragraph...let's say that's true. Why

link that to a decision on impeachment? Has there been any evidence at all that voters would leave us in droves if we impeach? I would only disown a party that impeached if it was some frivolous reason.

Seems like we just need to convince those sound minded people who voted for trump but aren't crazy.

Seems like more harm is being done now by infuriating good Dems who wanted impeachment yesterday. How can she maintain the House with their lackluster now?

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 08:31 AM

18. I agree...

Civil war is pending.

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Response to TommyCelt (Reply #18)

Fri May 24, 2019, 08:37 AM

20. I hope not. nt

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Response to Aussie105 (Reply #20)

Fri May 24, 2019, 09:07 AM

25. The LearJet hillbillies will rule the world...

Get ready for a three hundred year trDump Dynasty. The 2024 coronation of daughter/wife Ivanka will be a splendid day full of pageantry. She will make a wonderful and delightful queen. I can't wait until she rules over us.





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Response to magicarpet (Reply #25)

Fri May 24, 2019, 09:57 AM

30. The ruling house of Jebusland.

While the rest of us are shaking hands with Justin Trudeau at the formation of Canamerica.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 09:03 AM

23. What we in the general public know is always only a fraction of what is actually

happening and the condition of things in Gov. For Pelosi to actually say "intervention" must clearly mean she KNOWS from inside observations and other eyewitnesses that tRUMP is really, and I mean REALLY a threat to America and Democracy. It's a statement screaming for action. It's not a political statement imo it's a true call for action.

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Response to SayItLoud (Reply #23)

Fri May 24, 2019, 09:49 AM

27. I think Nancy was serious about her comments...

I don't think the media should portray it as a "battle of words" between the Democratic Speaker and the Republican President.

Is there really a "cover-up"? Who, what, when, where, why, and how?

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 09:59 AM

31. A sign of deperation or utter stupidity....

I can't decide which. Maybe he's thinking he IS fucked after all.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 10:02 AM

32. Intervention? I think a riot squad with fire-hoses is called for...

But, what do I know. I'm just a person in ill fitting rumpled clothes, who talks funny.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 10:04 AM

33. He needs to be stopped today.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 01:57 PM

35. Putin is in charge now.

I believe Barr is compromised by Russia.

And it's terrifying.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 05:15 PM

36. we need to be in the streets, over n/t

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Response to yodermon (Reply #36)

Fri May 24, 2019, 09:13 PM

39. THIS!

Every single day.

We, the Democrats in this country, have to join forces to get things done.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 09:39 PM

40. total failure

A wannabe in business, failure, a wannabe media star, failure..

Vlad denied Mrs. Clinton the presidency for this sycophant. Just what he wanted, a dumbo. I wonder what tune Putin plays on the ivories these days. "The Russians are coming..." might become our national anthem (see video on youtube)?

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 09:53 PM

42. I Can Only Imagine Some Powerful Folks in the IC

Might be close to triggering contingency plans to deal with the problem with prejudice.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 05:31 AM

45. Dangerous times lie ahead

Remember that he has no bottom

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